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If you are moving/changing your address, please notify the Parish Office so we can keep our records up-to-date. If you are changing your phone number because you are using a cellular phone and/or forgoing your land phone, the Parish Office would also like that information. Please click here or call us at 703-221-4044, ext. 222. Thank you.


There are now separate numbers for the Parish Office (703-221-4044) or (703-291-7285), School Office (703-221-3868), and Religious Education Office (703-221-3127). If a parishioner wishes to reach someone in those offices, we ask that they please call the designated number. This is a change from the previous arrangement where you would be able to dial an extension after reaching the general number of the parish. We had to make this change to correct problems we were having with the former system.

Upcoming Parish Events

Baptismal Prep

November 11th
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Our next class will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm in the
Br. Juniper Room.

Please call the parish office to register at 703-221-4044.

Show your St. Francis Pride!

November 14th
Order Deadline

Calling all Franciscans…Get into the Spirit! Order your St. Francis Spirit Wear before it is too late. Please click here for an order form. All orders must be received no later than Wednesday, November 14th.

Let’s Talk Faith

November 18th
10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

On Sunday, November 18th from 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. in the Parish Center Dining Facility, our Let’s Talk Faith speaker series continues with a presentation by Fr. John O’Connor on how we can experience visible signs of God’s love through the sacraments.

Children’s Christmas Pageant

December 24th 3:15 p.m.
Registration deadline
is November 25th.

Children’s Christmas Pageant on December 24th at 3:15 p.m. Please click here to register your child (ages 4 and up). Registration deadline is November 25th.

Festival of Praise

December 14th
7:30 p.m.

Festival of Praise is December 14th at 7:30 p.m. in the Church. Enjoy a wonderful evening of Christmas Praise presented by the St. Francis Music Ministry! The concert is free of charge, however a free will offering will be accepted to help cover the cost of the concert.

For more information, please contact Nikole Giraldi.


November 10th-11th, 17th-18th, and 24th-25th

The Quantico Wreath Project, conducted annually by the SGT MAC FOUNDATION, will be supported again in 2018 by the Knights of Columbus with assistance from the Columbiettes. Fundraising at St. Francis of Assisi Parish will take place during the weekends of November 10th-11th, 17th-18th, and 24th-25th.

On Saturday, December 1st, volunteers will place wreaths on the graves at Quantico National Cemetery. All of the wreaths used to decorate the graves of our fallen heroes are purchased with donated funds ($10 for each wreath).

New Parishioner Welcome Sunday

November 11th
10:15 a.m.

To all New Parishioners…Welcome Home! Please come enjoy coffee and donuts with the Friars and some of the leaders of the parish on November 11th at 10:15 a.m. in the Parish Center Gymnasium. There will be a brief presentation about the various activities and ministries of the parish and an opportunity to ask questions and settle into your new home.

Care For Creation Meeting

November 18th
10:00 am

All are invited to join the Care for Creation Ministry on Sunday, November 18th at 10:00 am in the St Catherine Room. We will begin the meeting by watching video 4, “Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor,” of Fr. Dan Horan’s series on Understanding Laudato Si.

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

November 20th
7:00 p.m.

Our Parish is proud to be hosting the area’s First Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Tuesday, November 20th at 7:00 p.m. Please come and join our Jewish, Muslim, and Christian brothers and sisters for prayer, praise and song, centered around a theme of thanksgiving and unity.

Thanksgiving 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

November 24th at 9:00 am

Attention all athletes ages 8 and up who can dribble and shoot a basketball! Come participate in the Sixth Annual Thanksgiving 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament! It will start at 9 AM on Saturday, November 24, 2018 in the Parish Center Gym. Each team of up to four players will be guaranteed at least three games. It costs $50 to sponsor a team, and all proceeds will be donated to St. Francis of Assisi School.

To register or if you would like further information, please contact Dr. Ken Dunn.

2018-2019 Religious Education Registration is Now Open!

Please click here to register.

JP5K and Fun Run

November 10th
9:00 a.m.

Come enjoy and official 5K run or a Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, November 10th at 17700 Dominican Drive, Potomac Shores, 22026. The race starts at 9:00 a.m. with the Fun Run and other great activities for the whole family immediately after, followed by a pancake breakfast! All proceeds benefit St. John Paul the Great Catholic High School’s Special Services Programs: “Options” for their intellectually disabled students and “Laudare” for their students with learning disabilities.

To sign-up and receive a
t-shirt please click here.

Discover Catholic School Week

November 14th

St. Francis of Assisi Elementary, Middle and Preschool will host a Discover Catholic Schools Week Open House for new families on Wednesday, November 14th at 9:00am. Please plan to join us for a tour of our school and to meet our wonderful teachers.

For admission questions please call the school office at 703-221-3868 or visit our school website at

St. Francis of Assisi School

November 17th
6:30 p.m.

St. Francis of Assisi School Spaghetti Dinner Silent Auction and Raffle Saturday, November 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Center Gym. Cost is $10 per person (includes: spaghetti, salad, bread, and beverages) and $6 for children ages 3 to 11. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Please click here for tickets.

Thanksgiving Eucharist

November 22nd
8:45 a.m.

There will be a Thanksgiving Eucharist on Thursday, November 22nd at 8:45 a.m., in the Church. Please bring your Thanksgiving food baskets and place them on the steps of the sanctuary. During this special Liturgy of thankfulness, the food to be eaten around our family table will be blessed, as will our lives of Christian living and witness! Hace unbuen dia de accion de Gratias!

Mass Intention Book
For 2019

December 14th

The Mass Intention book for 2019 will open on Friday, December 14, 2018. To schedule a Mass you may come in or call the office. We also have envelopes located on the tables in the vestibule. Just drop the envelope in the catch-all slot. We will be taking 3 intentions per Mass.

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